Special Exhibit Areas

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The Aviation Museum has a number of special exhibit rooms that highlight certain aspects of history. Come visit the museum to see the historical artifacts and photographs that make up these exhibit areas!

1940’s Room

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Step back into the 1940s with this special exhibit room! Featuring an assortment of household artifacts from the 1940s, this room recreates a typical house during WWII. Visit the museum to see the detail that was used in assembling artifacts for this room!








Coast Guard Area

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The Coast Guard Area serves as a tribute to the history of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the rich history of Coast Guard presence in South Jersey. The area features a number of points-of-interest, including the museum’s HH-52A Seaguard helicopter (you can climb in it!), the All Available Boats exhibit, a 41′ patrol boat and a C-130 simulator game! Visit the Coast Guard Area to experience Coast Guard history.







Radio Room

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Visit the Radio Room (located in the center of the hangar) to view 1940s era radios and other communication devices! The room features a number of artifacts, detailing how messages were relayed during WWII.








Hangar Cafe

IMG_3574 webVisitors can work up quite an appetite as they explore history at the NASW Aviation Museum. So when you’re ready to refuel, the newly renovated Hangar Café is a perfect place to stop for a bite to eat.  A quaint space decorated with vintage Coca Cola memorabilia, the Hangar Café offers a limited menu while enjoying a birds-eye-view of the hangar. Ask for details about planning your kids’ birthday party, business meeting or simply taking a break from touring the museum to indulge in a jumbo hot dog topped with chili and cheese. Please call (609) 886-8787 for hours!

NASW Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
(609) 886-8787

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